If I leave Barcelona, I will return to Arsenal: Fabregas

Updated: Dec 26, 2011, 09:03 AM IST

Barcelona: Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has spoken of his desire to one day play for Arsenal again.

The Spanish international left the Emirates Stadium in the summer after a protracted transfer saga involving the Gunners and the club where he first began his career.

The 24-year-old eventually joined the European champions for an initial fee of 25 million pounds, but says that leaving north London was a deeply emotional time for him.

"If I have to leave Barcelona, I will go back to Arsenal - I would like to," Fabregas told a news channel.

"I am not embarrassed to say that the day I left I could only say `Thank you very much`, I couldn`t say more.”

"I`m not embarrassed to say that I nearly cried. Arsene Wenger, I have never met someone that loyal. He is one of the best, I really believe that."